If your "will" could heal us, we would all be cured...and that's a compliment to your determination to help us.
Believe me I have tried everything you and the others have suggested. I am not overweight (117 lbs); I'm a very fit 60 year old who ate very healthy and worked out and did everything right I thought. My problems really started when my doctor put me on hormone replacement therapy and it gave me hypertension and damaged my sensory nerves, especially in my gut. I was never constipated until this happened. My acid reflux started about 4 months ago after drinking some wine which I hadn't had for years. So, my problem is caused by nerves not working right in my gut and now my sphincter.
Please try to understand that it would be very dangerous for me to go off the meds. The longest I went without the meds is 5 days and then I had to start all over again to heal my esophagus. I've done the alkaline diet for 4 months and very strict like you say. The problem is my spinchter is very loose and it doesn't heal by just eating the right thing. There is a real anatomical structural defect in my sphincter which allows acid to come up...even up to my tongue. If I wasn't taking the meds and ate a strict alkaline diet, I would still have acid coming up because of the defect. I have finally accepted this fact, because I was in denial and thought that all the suggestions here would heal me but they didn't. And it's not because I haven't tried long enough. I'm used to eating very healthy, exercising and being disciplined with my life. I even thought the Sarno technique might work for me but it didn't. Boy, did I bring up some horrible memories that were suppressed...
This site is great because it's a place where hurting and frustrated people can talk to other hurting people and get some encouragement and some tips for what might work. JUst being able to look forward to talking to people who understand our condition is all some of us can hope for...some have been cured and that's great, but some of us have real serious GERD that cannot be cured by natural means. Sorry to tell you this but it's true. The GERD you had was not the GERD I have and that's the crux of the matter.
But, you know what, it doesn't mean I won't keep trying some of the suggestions from this site because it gives me hope and someday, just maybe I might get healed.
Thanks again and keep posting, you have helped alot of people and it would be a shame to not hear from Danie.